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rubber banded fruit

You’ve most likely seen videos on the Internet of people stretching numerous rubber bands over a watermelon to the point where the fruit explodes. We already know that isn’t a myth, but will the same experiment work on other fruits? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Ao9d17hM0&ab_channel=TKOR Calli and Nate from The King of Random decided to empty a supermarket of…

killer key

For those of us who aren’t that well-versed in the language of lock picking, a “killer key” could prevent anyone from accessing a lock ever again. The way it accomplishes this locking process is pretty cool. Along with the biting of the killer key is a single groove that captures all the lock’s pins. There…

coffee mug out of coffee beans

For others, coffee is an essential part of their lives. Some folks can’t even start their day without that hit of caffeine in their system! If you are one of those coffee addicts who treat coffee like gold dust, you’ll probably love this mug made entirely out of coffee beans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrclqK9YKKY&ab_channel=PrestonMillerWoodWorking Preston Miller WoodWorking explained…

mini nminecraft cave

Minecraft has been the source of inspiration for many creations, from in-game libraries all the way to real-life blocks. Speaking of real-life blocks, these tiny Minecraft worlds made by YouTuber WUZU clay are probably some of the smallest recreations of the video game I’ve ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZyLCzpl3hM&ab_channel=WUZUclay I mean, just look at this tiny cave…

hand sanitizer invisible flame

Have you ever accidentally set your hand sanitizer on fire? No? Well, good for you. You’re probably using it right! But in any case you are wondering, yes, that cleaning liquid is actually fuel for the fire. https://youtu.be/o_S2dgGJGnI Science YouTuber Steve Mould shows that igniting hand sanitizer creates an almost invisible flame. Dim the lights…

matchstick rocket kit

It isn’t the Fourth of July anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little explosive mayhem! Everyone loves fireworks (except for, you know, the ones who’ve been injured by them), and making them smaller for the sake of portability is the best way to enjoy them any day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFyKgmnCF-8&ab_channel=TKOR Inspired by a…

tosy flying duo

If you love playing games in the dark, then this will be right up your alley. High-tech toy start-up company TOSY has combined two throwing tools to create the TOSY Flying Duo: the ultimate outdoor LED light sport experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3xfuy4NPIo&ab_channel=TOSYFlyingDuo This all-in-one package is made up of two toys which fit perfectly together; making them…

keymacs keycap making

Keymacs is a small, family-based company that specializes in making hand-crafted keyboard kits. While their production isn’t quite as automated or streamlined as industry giants like Razer or Logitech, the fact that they put so much effort into their made-to-order keyboards gives them an edge unlike any other. The video below delves into the three-day…

swingly

As a boy, I spent most of my formative years playing with action figures and reading comic books. Nonetheless, I also got to play house with my female cousins when they wanted to. Who says you have to be a girl to play house, anyway? We would use plastic toys, paper, and sometimes real cutlery…

climbing wind turbine

Have you ever seen a wind turbine and wondered how in the world people keep them in good condition? Well, simple: they climb the dang things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWSckm8zTc8&ab_channel=TomScott A few months ago, Tom Scott climbed one of Octopus Energy’s wind turbines in the UK. This wasn’t a luxury trip, however. After climbing the 50-meter tall ladder…

drinkie

Owning a pet means a boatload of responsibilities. This is why getting a short break from all those tasks (or at least making them easier to manage) feels like a huge relief. We already saw it with the auto-filling litterbox on Kickstarter. Nonetheless, our pet’s doo-doo isn’t the only thing we need to mind when…

bank notes invisible ink

You might not notice it because of how fast it leaves your hands, but paper bills have some neat tricks up their sleeves. Everyone knows about serial numbers and security ribbons, but did you know certain national banknotes (US Dollars included) have a layer of invisible ink that makes them even harder to counterfeit? That’s…

foreverpen

It’s amazing that even with so many multi-tools on the market, very few of them have the one thing most people need: a writing apparatus. I mean, what good is a mini-ruler/blade/tape measure when you don’t have any marking tool to use with them? With this, the folks at World’s Tiniest have decided to make…

printer scam

I’m happy we live in a prevalent digital age. Things are pretty instant now to the point that you don’t need to move a muscle just to have a specific task done. Need to sweep the floor? There’s the Roomba. Need breakfast ready when you wake up? There are self-timer kitchen appliances. So, how come…

magnapot

Most desk jobs nowadays involve staying indoors in front of a computer screen. While this is fine for introverts and shut-ins, it doesn’t bode well for those who long for the great outdoors. So why not bring a small and manageable piece to your workspace? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB1t82WmC-s&ab_channel=Amazing Magnapot is a series of modular ceramic pots which…

flagship light

There’s just something about the smokey, outdoorsy smell and flavor of well-grilled foods that get me. But as summer ends and the weird weather approaches, chances to cook on an outdoor grill become few and far between. So instead of hoping for good weather, why not bring the grill inside your home? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLpjpgpzwWw&ab_channel=THE3BEST Flagship Light…

car window experiments

When I was four, I had that stupid idea of stopping the blades of an electric fan… using my tiny fingers. Really just a child curious about things. Long story short, I wasn’t able to point at things for a while. But, the good news is I still have that finger (in case you were…

mark rober dominator

Mark Rober, a former NASA and Apple engineer, always has something up his sleeve. This time, his newest project is a domino-stacking robot he nicknamed “Dom” (short for “Dominator”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HEfIJlcFbs&t=130s&ab_channel=MarkRober As said, Dom has one specific function: to stack as many dominoes as fast and as accurately as possible without a single misplaced piece. Why,…

human centrifuge

Even with the human body’s natural ability to adapt, we aren’t exactly made to withstand too much g-force. You can chalk this up to humans’ inability to fly or run at supersonic speeds. So, why do some folks even bother going to high-G training? Well, it’s to up their g-tolerance before getting in an aircraft.…

minecraft wooden pickaxe irl

Ask anyone who has played Minecraft for 5 minutes and they’ll tell you how things start off. You are dropped into a random world, then punch some trees to get wood, and you make yourself some wooden tools on a workbench. Well, the question is: can a wooden pickaxe break anything in reality? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEz_2spRbek&ab_channel=LouisWeisz To…

underground bunker with spoons

You can deny it all you want but at some point in your life, you probably thought of digging a hole to (or through) the center of the Earth. There are those western folks who even believe that with enough hard work and dedication at digging a hole, they could pave the way for the…

moea

Vegan shoes (those that are made without involving any animal in the process) are rapidly making themselves known in the footwear industry. Instead of harming animals, these supposedly Earth-friendly pieces of footwear rely on faux leathers which are made from PVC or polyurethane. This gives them that leather-like feel. However, what you might not know…

chainless drive shaft

While most people are familiar with the classic chain gears in bicycles, there are a number of other, less greasy alternatives now which are seeing more widespread use. One of these alternatives – the chainless shaft drive – hasn’t quite found a foothold in the bicycle world. But why is that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eimLIkJaNFM&ab_channel=CYCLINGABOUT In a video…

lenshd

Though I don’t wear a pair of glasses regularly, I know how annoying it can be to have dirty sunglasses at the beach. It’s hard to enjoy the scenery when someone’s fingerprints (most likely yours) are smudging up the view. You could wipe your glasses yourself, but that might just make things worse. So, why…

potholes

You hate them. We hate them. They’re the bane of every vehicle owner – potholes! These nasty depressions in the roads may seem harmless to pedestrians, but they can cause millions, if not billions, of dollars in vehicular damage if left unchecked. But how do these sneaky buggers even come to be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRuarpWsKHY&t=478s&ab_channel=PracticalEngineering Civil engineer…

18th century ammunition

Back in the 18th century, travelers on the American frontier had to constantly move to get stuff done. Whether it’s to trade, settle, or explore, chances are you’d need a gun to feed and protect yourself. Be it a musket or a pistol, guns back in the day used circular bullets mixed with gunpowder to…

nerf gun cinematography

This is one of those instances where art begets art. Inspired by the high-octane movie John Wick: Chapter 2, the guys at Corridor decided to put their own spin on the mass-murdering hitman… only with a more kid-friendly arsenal. Meet Nerf John Wick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MrnAJsxL8c&ab_channel=Corridor The 3-minute video showcases moves lifted directly from the film, such…

paper mache covid-19 virus

As we near the end of this pandemic and things start going back to normal, there are few things I’m definitely going to miss. I’ll miss staying indoors for weeks and weeks. I’ll miss not caring about how I look as no one but my immediate family gets to see me. But most of all,…